I don’t believe I chose to become an artist; I believe becoming an artist was my destiny. There was never a time in my life that I looked at a sunset, a garden, animals, a thunderstorm, an ocean, etc., and didn’t have a sense of awe and wonderment. Episodes of enlightenment throughout my life lead to this love affair with artistic expression.
When I began painting, my medium was watercolor, and my portfolio included colorful interpretations of flowers, fish, doors, seascapes, landscapes, many of which were painted on location in France, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, Australia, New Mexico, seaside towns in CA, Mexico, Sedona, , AZ and Hawaii. Today my creations are abstract designs in acrylics and mixed media, illustrating my love of color, energy, motion, quiet, joy – positive vibrations. In my abstract development, I experience conscious creativity – a state of openness and receptivity, where the ego is silenced. I am the instrument through which my Creator develops the compositions that appear on my surface. When I paint, I am at peace with the Universe.
Before moving to AZ in the autumn of 2018, I had been juried into a Laguna Beach, summer-long International art festival in which I participated for 10 years. In addition, I exhibited in Laguna Beach at the Cove Gallery for 11 years, with additional exhibitions at the Sandstone Gallery and Hugo Rivera Gallery. In 2018 I was honored to be chosen as the featured artist at the 3-day, 58th annual Hillcrest Festival of Fine Art Invitational in Whittier, CA. I was involved with several Orange County, CA art organizations and served as president in the Niguel Art Association for a two-year term. I feel very fortunate to have my artwork displayed in private homes from Delaware to California and from Michigan to Texas, and corporations in Canada, Australia, CA and FL. I have asperations of becoming associated with galleries in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, and will pursue that as the Nation recovers from the current Pandemic.